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Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans he has to institute a full inquiry into (a) the links between bovine spongiform encephalopathy and new variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and (b) the handling of this issue by Government. [14093]

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Ross, Skye and Inverness, West (Mr. Kennedy) on 3 November, Official Report, column 5.